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  1. Last Pyro Holidays. 2024 to 2026 Running the Pyro Holidays takes a lot of preparation, work and responsibility. Looking after a holiday groups every need for 3 weeks esp. when many are ‘aging folks’ like myself, doing it well and making sure everyone has an amazing time here is a lot of fun but exhausting. In 3 years I will be 70 and don’t anticipate I will have the energy to do it any longer so with that in mind I’ve decided to run the holidays for just 3 more years and then call it a day. This means with a max sized group of 7 or 8 with one holiday in May each year there will be just 24 places available before the holidays end for good. If there is enough demand and I fill the 24 places with advanced reservations I may do another holiday in the July or December of each year but with a different itinerary to the May holiday. Lets see. The holiday will last for 19 nights and basically follows the itinerary of the holiday Ned and Molly took some years back. Molly did a great job in documenting every single day of the holiday so it you want an idea of just what it’s all about take a look through those videos on Ned's YouTube channel. Although the holiday is pyro related there are also a lot of non pyro experiences to expect, if you plan to come with a non pyro partner they will not be disappointed. So these are the dates available for advance first come first served reservations 19 nights 3rd to 21st May 2024 available 8 places 19 nights 9th to 27th May 2025 available 8 places (exact dates to be confirmed) 19 nights 7th to 25th May 2026 available 8 places (exact dates to be confirmed) For holiday costs, full details of what the cost includes, where we go and what we will be doing day by day as well as any questions you may have please email me at [email protected]. https://web.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100068403843942 http://www.pyroholiday.com
  2. I am running just one Pyro holiday next year 2017. A special 21 day holiday that takes in the best pyro events in Thailand including rocket festivals, line rat competitions and Talai launches. As always we will be spending time at my workshop building shells and shooting all kinds of pyro. Great food, amazing fireworks and some superb trips around the country to places of interest will make this the best holiday we have organized in the past 5 years. I already have one guy from this forum reserved his place and another couple interested. We only have 7 places available so if you want in on this you will need to book early. Exact dates are not set in stone yet as I need to juggle dates to get in all the events we plan to visit but we are looking at beginning the holiday at the end of April. Cost/booking conditions can be found on my website. Partners not keen on the pyro side are most welcome, we will have activities planned for them during our building time at the workshop. I just put together a video compilation of clips taken over the past 5 years of holidays to give an idea of what to expect.
  3. Thanks Tyneman you are most welcome to join us whenever you can make it. Even if you are only out here on holiday, give me a call and if Im at my shop you can come down and visit.
  4. We wrapped up our Pyro Holidays for 2016 a few days ago after 2 weeks making shells and taking day trips to places of interest including Yasathon rocket festival. Heres a video showing our display night to shoot the shells we made during the holiday. https://www.youtube.com/embed/7MOqVLQmUOE
  5. I am now taking bookings for our Pyro Holidays in 2016. I am running 2 holidays next year, one in May the other in Nov/Dec. If you want to see big rockets and Talai then May is the best choice. During the Nov/Dec holiday you will still see rockets but they will be much smaller. During the May 2 weeks we will spend time at my workshop in Sakgeow Province building cylinder shells as well as taking 2 exciting trips upcountry. The first is a four day excursion to Yasathon where we will visit the biggest rocket festival in the country. This trip guarantees we will see launches of the largest rockets and Talai made in Thailand. The province is close to the Laos border about 8 hours North East of Bangkok. Our second trip will be to Pathumthani where each year they stage a spectacular giant line rat competition. We will be hiring a comfortable luxury minibus to travel around the country. A week at my workshop building cylinder shells culminating in a display on a large secluded plot of private land will make this a holiday you will never forget. As always the holiday includes great food and accommodation as well as great sights and Thai culture. We have one couple from the U.S.A confirmed already so have just 6 more places available. As with last years holiday the dates are not yet set in stone but the May holiday will most likely around the 10th to 24th and the Nov/Dec dates around 22st Nov to 6th Dec. You can of course plan for a longer trip and fit the 2 weeks with us into your schedule. I will be posting more information here in the coming weeks and prices and booking conditions are shown on my website. This video compilation gives you some idea of what to expect. The clips and photos were taken during holidays over the past 4 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JefZO3o08Y
  6. Having trouble pasting into the thread above. The following link shows a lot of tutorial videos of how I made these 85 shells over a 2 month period. http://www.youtube.com/user/bangkokpyroholidays We have just announced dates for our 2015 Pyro Holiday sessions. 3 during the months of April. May and June and for the first time one session in December. Holidays are 7, 10 and 14 day duration Make shells yourself like the ones in the display video and see the worlds biggest rockets and Girandolas being made and launched during a 2 day Rocket festival where we will be firing the shells we make. Lots of Pyro fun, making shells, fireballs, line rats, catherine wheels as well as experiencing the amazing Thai rural countryside and of course great Thai food. Checkout my website for full details
  7. I did a small display for a rocket festival here last week. 85 shells; all cylinder shells 3 to 8 inch witha few multi breaks. The building of the these shells took me over 120 hours spread over a 2 month period making B.P lift, burst and stars from scratch. I documented a lot of the building work with videos and put them on my Youtube channel. If anyone is interested to see how these shells were made the link is below.
  8. We coming into our third year now of running our Pyro Holidays in Thailand. This year we are fully booked and a group of 6 Australians arriving in June for 18 days completes this years season. I say season as we run the holidays only during the months of April, May and June to coincide with the local rocket festivals taking place in the countryside around our workshop. Bookings are now being taken for 2014 limited to 6 people per month. We offer a discount for groups of 4 or more and I will give a 10% discount for anyone who is a member of this forum. We build mostly cylinder shells and if time permits other devices like fountains, mines, wheels and rockets. We take days off building to visit rocket festivals near the shop where giant Thai black powder rockets and girandola type devices are launched. Some of these rockets weigh up to 1000kg and are only found here in Thailand. This is an unique holiday, making fireworks and shooting them, BIG rockets, great food and a whole lot of fun. I just updated some of my website pages and some short videos, pictures and testamonials can be found on this link. http://www.bangkokpyro.com/pyro-holiday-videos.php
  9. A couple of cylinder shells I fired over the New Year holiday. I have places on our building holiday available only in May and June now so book now for the holiday of a lifetime. 8 inch red Crossette <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QDwPx-6n-wg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 6 inch Charcoal and Green <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7pu23eLg7bY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  10. I hope it is ok to post this here and Sorry the post is in English. From a post on Passfire 3 months ago I have have had quite a few people ask me over the past months if I had any of the Hemp twine left that I was selling last year. Last years is all gone leaving me with a lifetimes supply of 1.0 and 1.5 mm for myself but I will order a new load if there is enough demand. Last year Passfire members ordered over 150 Kg in 1.0 and 1.5 mm sizes. I had nothing but good feedback from the buyers afterwards. Very good quality strong Hemp in 1.0 and 1.5 mm sizes. Perfect for shell spiking, tying nosings, constructing Girandolas or even using around the garden. Minimum order 5Kg (you can mix 1.0 and 1.5 sizes) Cost 18 USD per Kilo Approx length of twine 1.0 mm 3100 feet 1.5 mm 1700 feet Breaking strength 1.0 mm 34 lb 1.5 mm 55 lb Shipping cost. Up to 5 Kg 7.90 per Kg Over 5 and up to 10 Kg 6.70 per Kg Over 10 and up to 20 Kg 5.60 per Kg Shipped by surface mail that takes up to 8 to 12 weeks to reach USA from Thailand Since posting the above on Passfire I have tentative orders for around 150 KG and will be closing the sale in a weeks time. To those people who said they wanted some I will contact you by email in the next week and will be placing the order with the manufacturer at the end of this month. I expect delivery in Thailand around the first week of the new year and if you order you can expect to recieve it in March of next year.
  11. We still have a few places left for next years Pyro Holidays. June is now fully booked but there are places available in May and July of 2013. Here is a video of fireworks made by our holiday makers from May 2012. All the guys on this holiday had never made a firework before in their lives. Here is a short video showing some of their work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHsb7H1_Zw&feature=plcp A 5 inch single break shell with inserts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twiqBoHG64&feature=plcp And cylinder shell assembly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZESMc92b_U&feature=context-cha Shell Pasting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEmGh7XZGsY&feature=context-cha
  12. Yes google translate works pretty well for some languages. I don't think you need a translation your English is good but I translate it for others on the forum, after all this is a Dutch forum. By the way I am not Thai I am English No parachute yes....when they are launched everyone is looking to see where they will come down! Ja Google Translate werkt vrij goed voor alle talen. Ik denk niet dat je een vertaling nodig je Engels is goed, maar ik het te vertalen voor anderen op het forum, na dit alles is een Nederlands forum. Oh en ik niet Thai ben ik ben Engels Geen parachute ja .... als ze worden gestart iedereen is op zoek om te zien waar ze naar beneden komen!
  13. Powder is rammed into tube with a hydraulic press using about 8000 psi on the composition. Poeder wordt geramd in de buis met een hydraulische pers met behulp van ca. 8000 pond werking op de samenstelling.
  14. Tube has approx 4 1/2 kg of very coarse B.P pressed into it. 2 holes for the nozzles are offset about 7 degrees. It burnt for almost a minute. This is the smallest size I have seen made in Thailand some are over 40 feet diameter. Thanks for deleting the double post I could not find the delete button. Hope the translation makes sense. Tube heeft ongeveer 4 1/2 kg zeer grof BP drukte in. 2 gaten voor de sproeiers worden gecompenseerd ongeveer 7 graden. Het verbrand bijna een minuut. Dit is de kleinste maat die ik heb gezien in Thailand sommige zijn meer dan 40 foot diameter.
  15. Hier is een korte video toont een Thaise stijl Girandola apparant. Hij Weegh ca 6 kg en is gevuld met grove B.P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUkSLWNb_Ow
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